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Not just an album of two singles,
This review is from: Wings At The Speed Of Sound (Audio CD)
I agree with J Whitworth's review. This album was and continues to be underated. In its day, it was seen as an album of two singles and nothing more. I remember it well. 'Let 'Em In' and 'Silly Love Songs' were excellent singles but the previous reviewer is right - 'Beware My Love' is the lost Macca classic - in fact this track was the b-side of 'Let 'Em In' single! In those days, by 1976, DJs rarely flipped the single unlike the 60s and early 70s; so the song was lost and the album never achieved critical acclaim.
I think things are changing with how Macca's albums are being relistened to. Wings at the Speed of Sound is good. Production and mixing is clean. The remaster is excellent.
In passing, I did hear a comment that 'Let 'Em In' is Macca's attempt to do a Billy Paul 'I Can Help.' I can see why but such a comparison remains a little thin in my opinion.